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Of the migrants, 514 were from Guatemala, 79 from Honduras, 40 from Nicaragua, 37 from El Salvador, 15 from Cuba and three from El Salvador, the report said.MNI. 567 of them were in a hotel, while 121 were intercepted on a bus.
The authorities have arrested
four people for their probable responsibility in the offense of trafficking in human beingsadded theMNI .
The minors were taken care of by the System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), a Mexican public institution for social assistance. The adults have meanwhile been transferred to migration posts to continue their administrative procedures, said theMNI.
Every year, thousands of people from different countries seek to reach the United States, fleeing poverty and violence. On their way through Mexico, they are often victims of extortion from Mexican authorities and criminal gangs.
Since 2014, about 6,430 people have died or gone missing en route to the United States, according to the International Organization for Migration.